Label: Columbia Records - 88883 74496 2 • Series: NIN - halo 28dcd • Format: 2x, CD Album, Deluxe Edition Hardcover Book • Country: US • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Industrial, Alternative Rock, Synth-pop
Some of the alternate covers are used within the packaging of the other editions, i. The covers of the international and Japanese standard CDs are a variation on the cover of the US standard CD, with the painting oriented sideways and, in the case of the Japanese cover, photographed from a slightly different vantage point and lighter in hue.
The digital Audiophile Mastered Version cover is a variation on the standard digital cover, with the painting again oriented sideways. The ideas are not communicated in a literal or easily digested form, as this would be boring for me and would insult the intelligence of a potential audience.
As with my self-initiated works - the paintings, assemblages, collages and multimedia installations - personal ideas and obsessions seep into these works. The organic, the natural, prevailing over or feeding into the industrial, the man made, is a common theme in my work generally and in this instance was particularly apt for the art required.
The works explore ideas of catharsis, of being into dissolution into being, both on a personal and sociological level. They allude to ideas about chaos and order. They deal with ways of suggesting presence in absence. They are a cross between the forensic and a pathology of the personal in which only fragments remain, in which minimal clues can suggest events that may have occurred. They attempt to harness the chaos of a situation, of now, of the personal trauma, of the human condition, into a form that is coherent, a form that accommodates the mess without disguising it as something else.
It attempts to capture the essence of these ideas by implication and exclusion. Beneath the form lies the uncertainty and ceaseless flux of the mess, of the chaos.
An amalgam of the contextually-anchored and the process-driven, they are hopefully powerful, arresting, seductive, suggestive and resonant. I hope that they will invite multiple readings.
The titles and materials for the five paintings are as follows:  , . And the album is ultimately lacking in the concision and sequential logic that made The Slip such an invigorating late-career triumph. Hopefully, next time, Reznor will unleash it without hesitation. Came Back Haunted. Find My Way. All Time Low. Various Methods of Escape. I Would for You.
In Two. While I'm Still Here. Black Noise. Track Listing - Disc 2. Nine Inch Nails. Copy of A Trent Reznor. Retirement never suited Trent Reznor. A workaholic who tempers his obsessive nature with a healthy streak of perfectionism, Reznor has put Nine Inch Nails in hibernation before, but the difference between the five years separating 's Hesitation Marks and 's The Slip and his previous extended gaps -- the half-decade between 's The Downward Spiral and The Fragile , the six years between The Fragile and 's With Teeth -- is that Reznor didn't go into seclusion, he merely stepped away from NIN.
Echoes of these two projects can be heard within the disciplined, detailed Hesitation Marks but much of the album's measured mood derives from the great settling within Reznor 's personal life. He married Maandig in and subsequently had two children, so he's a decidedly different musician in than he was in he's not the tortured, angry young rebel struggling with addictions and angst, he's a sober family man.
Sobriety centered Reznor and working in other capacities reinvigorated him, leading to the masterful Hesitation Marks , where he cannily evokes the past within the cloak of the future while focusing on the present. Certainly, Hesitation Marks brings to mind some of the earliest Nine Inch Nails records, particularly in how it's built upon actual danceable rhythms, but the sonic palette is brighter and broader than either Pretty Hate Machine or The Downward Spiral , feeling expansive even when it's punctuated with jarring, jagged bursts of electric noise and bursts of clustered beats.
Reznor enlisted a bunch of art rock vets to help achieve this coiled, cloistered sound -- King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew and bassist Pino Palladino play often, Lindsey Buckingham throws in some guitar; on the deluxe edition, Todd Rundgren Utopia-fies "All Time Low" with layers of harmonies -- and the additional musicians help keep the album open. Even if "Everything" -- a surprising power pop rush that's easily the most exuberant Nine Inch Nails has ever sounded -- was excised, Hesitation Marks would qualify as the most hopeful NIN album ever.
Pain still punctuates the lyrics, Reznor still slides into moody black pools of sound, but there is no wallowing here, no fetishization of darkness. There is shade and light within Reznor 's immaculate constructions, there is the ebb and flow of life, there is joy within the sheer sheets of sound.
Hesitation Marks makes it quite clear that Trent Reznor is no longer an angry young man but rather a restless, inventive artist who is at peace with himself, and the result is a record that provides real, lasting nourishment. Retrieved September 3, Retrieved June 18, Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 4, Retrieved June 29, Retrieved May 17, November 7, Consequence of Sound.
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